Barner seemed to have a decent chance of cracking the roster as a pass-catching back, particularly after the loss of Danny Woodhead. On 27 carries last season, Barner averaged a career-best 4.8 yards per attempt.
Clemens, 33, was slated to return for a fourth season as Philip Rivers‘ backup. Instead, that job will go to Cardale Jones, who was acquired in a trade with Buffalo earlier this offseason.
December 14th, 2016 at 12:36pm CST by Zachary Links
The season is over for Brandon Flowers. The Chargers announced that the cornerback has been placed on injured reserve. Flowers is now the 18th member of the Bolts to be placed on IR this season.
Flowers appeared in six games this season, totaling 28 tackles, six tackles for loss, five passes defensed and one interception which he returned for a touchdown against the Titans. Unfortunately, he suffered a pretty serious concussion in the Week 10 game against the Dolphins. This was not the first concussion of Flowers’ career and not even the first of the season. Given his history of head trauma, the Chargers are choosing to play it safe with the veteran.
Flowers’ season ends with him ranked as the No. 48 cornerback in the NFL by Pro Football Focus, albeit in a six-game season. His 76.6 overall grade is a big improvement over the dreadful 35.8 score he earned last year.
In related moves, the Chargers signed defensive tackle Kaleb Eulls to the active roster and added defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue to the practice squad.
September 4th, 2016 at 6:42pm CST by Dallas Robinson
Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four AFC West teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, and Chargers are noted below.
Additionally, as of 12:00pm CT today, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.
Here are Sunday’s AFC West transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day. All links go to Twitter unless otherwise noted:
August 29th, 2016 at 8:43pm CST by Dallas Robinson
The Saints haven’t officially announced their roster cuts tonight, but Nick Underhill and Joel Erickson of the Advocate have rounded up the club’s moves (unless noted otherwise). By our count, these transaction leave the Saints with 77 players on their roster, meaning they’ll need to make three more moves before 3pm CT Tuesday.
Reggie Bell, WR
Jared Dangerfield, WR
Kaleb Eulls, G
Jamal Golden, S
Chris Highland, LS
Sione Houma, RB
Dillon Lee, LB
Cyril Lemon, G
Jeff Schoettmer, LB
Jimmy Pruitt, DB (Twitter link via Kristian Garic of WWL 870)
The Saints have announced a slew of post-draft roster moves, confirming in a press release that they’ve added 13 undrafted free agents to their roster and cut three players who were on last year’s squad.
According to the team, safety Marcus Ball and inside linebacker Kyle Knox have been waived. Both players were contributors on special teams in 2014, and Ball also saw a little action on defense. Safety Ty Zimmerman was also cut by the club.
The Saints’ full list of undrafted free agent signees is as follows:
Tavaris Barnes, DL, Clemson
Kaleb Eulls, DL, Mississippi State
Doniel Gambrell, G, Notre Dame College
R.J. Harris, WR, New Hampshire
Sean Hickey, T, Syracuse ($10K bonus, plus $12.5K guaranteed salary, per Aaron Wilson)
Malcolme Kennedy, WR, Texas A&M
Cyril Lemon, G, North Texas ($6K bonus, per Wilson)
Ashaad Mabry, DL, Texas-San Antonio
Markus Pierce-Brewster, LB, West Texas A&M
Bobby Richardson, DL, Indiana
Stephon Sanders, LB, SMU
Harold Spears, TE, New Hampshire
Jack Tabb, TE, North Carolina ($3.5K bonus, per Wilson)